Your bite is the way your upper and lower teeth fit together. A natural or ideal bite is when your teeth come down evenly and rest on top of each other. An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap your bottom teeth.
Patients that experience overbites may have protruding lips or a weak chin. If your jaw extends outward and your bottom teeth cover your upper front teeth, you may have what is known as an underbite.
Orthodontic treatment can realign the jaw to give you a natural and ideal bite. Not only does this help the shape of your face look more symmetrical, but it also improves oral health and improves other dental problems like teeth grinding and chewing.
In fact, braces are one of the most common treatments for TMJ
. By correcting your jaw alignment, you will also be alleviating immense amounts of pain. TMJ can also be an underlying cause of neck pain and headaches, so orthodontic treatment can also benefit your overall physical health.